Michiko Kon: Mistress of the dark

Art Mar 27, 2018

Michiko Kon: Mistress of the dark

by John L. Tran

The abominable beauty of Michiko Kon's work is back. In the early 1990s Kon was one of the first female photographic artists from Japan to achieve widespread international recognition. Her work combined a shocking use of animal parts with meticulous technique in a way that ...

'Ikko Narahara: Japanesque Zen'

Art / Openings In Tokyo May 12, 2015

'Ikko Narahara: Japanesque Zen'

by Daisuke Kikuchi

May 11-July 4 Having grown up in postwar Japan, Ikko Narahara experienced the wave of American culture that overwhelmed cities during and after the Occupation. With this change overshadowing many of the traditions of Japan, it wasn't until he was in Paris in 1965 that ...

Between darkness and light

Art Sep 4, 2014

Between darkness and light

by John L. Tran

In the days just after the Great East Japan Earthquake, photographers, videographers and the mass media were, quite understandably, not that welcome inside the disaster zone. As time went on and survivors faced the task of dealing with the aftermath, contact with the outside ...